How to Open Device Manager in Windows 10, 7 & 8. Easily

By Camilla Mo  Technical Tips   52 Comments

Device Manager is a Windows utility where you can manage the drivers. In Device Manager, you can check for the driver status, update drivers, uninstall drivers, etc. So it’s very important to know how to access Device Manager.

How to open it?

There are several ways to open Device Manager. The ways are different depending on the Windows version installed on your computer. In this article, we’ll show you a common and easy to access Device Manager. This way applies to all Windows versions including Windows 10. 

Follow these steps to access Device Manager in all Windows versions:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key   and R at the same time to invoke the run box.

2) Type devmgmt.msc and click OK



Then Device Manager will open. Here taking Device Manager in Windows 10 for example:

For devices with problem drivers, in Device Manager, you’ll see a yellow mark (yellow triangle or yellow question mark) next to it. Like below screenshot shows:

How to fix the driver problems easily?

If you see a device with a yellow mark, you may not use it properly. To resolve the problem, you can update the drivers.

You can update the drivers manually. But if you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update the drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to all flagged devices to automatically download correct version of their driver, then you can manually install it (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

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